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Spectacle as Drama


It was through reading more than thirty years ago Sacheverell Sitwell’s perpetually engaging book Southern Baroque Art (first published in 1924) that I first discovered the work of the Bibienas. 1,254 more words

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late 18th century log house(heavily restored)

Notice how the beams of the first floor and sleeping loft  run through the chinking.

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Historic Film on Baroque in Piedmont

This thirty-five minute film, Piemonte Barocco, was apparently produced to complement the enormous 1963 exhibition on Baroque art and architecture held in three venues in and around Turin, the… 264 more words

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Carve the Year with Pride


A detail of the carved oak chimneypiece in the entrance hall of Salterbridge, County Waterford. Although the core of the present house was built around the middle of the 18th century, it was subject to several alterations and aggrandisements thereafter. 53 more words

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National Building Museum,the most interesting building in Washington,DC

Built after the Civil War as a memorial to the Union dead,it was the creation of the brilliant and highly ethical Brigadier General Montgomery C. Meigs,  The exterior is a glorious outburst of brickwork contrasted by the banding depicting Union soldiers,both black and white, preforming very various jobs.   31 more words

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